Sheriff Moves To End Partnership With PHCC

PascoSheriff_PHCC_2013NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco had concerns regarding a local law enforcement academy long before the school fired two employees and a third abruptly retired this week.

Instructor Don Ruminer and security consultant James Nagy were fired by Pasco-Hernando Community College Monday after sexual harassment allegations were levied against Ruminer.

Nancy Bunch, director of public services, which oversees the law enforcement academy, retired Wednesday — two days after she was placed on probation. The college said her retirement, which takes effect in January, was planned.

“I just think there’s no longer a partnership, and there hasn’t been a partnership for a while, and the sheriff’s office, we’ve had concerns with the individuals they have hired to teach recruits out there,” Nocco said prior to the firings and the retirement. “When we talk about teaching the next generation of law enforcement, we just don’t feel comfortable with who they’ve hired.”


Source: TBO